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Candy Charcuterie...Halloween Edition

We are in countdown mode! Just about two weeks out from Halloween night. Now I know Halloween is going to look a lot different for many people this year but that doesn't mean we can't have some fun and enjoy all the sweet treats. I'm here to help provide some inspiration on fun ways to keep the Halloween spirit alive!

One of the hottest trends right now is the candy charcuterie board. Technically the term isn't really accurate but you get what the vibe is. So you wanna know how to create your own Halloween themed candy charcuterie board? Check out the details below! It's easy, fun and the kicker is there is no wrong way to go about it!

What you'll need:

  1. A medium to large platter, cake stand or other large flat plate.

  2. Oodles and oodles of candy of all shapes and sizes

  3. Some small spooky elements that are not edible (ie Halloween shaped cookie cutters, plastic toy spiders, Skelton hand, etc)

Now let's get started:

  1. Lay out your candy into piles so you can see what you are working with. If you want to create a cohesive look by color sort accordingly. Sometimes I suggest taking things out of their wrapper if it doesn't go with your overall color scheme.

  2. Find ways to layer your candy to add texture and layers. If you have small items like M&M's add them on the bottom layer as a base and start adding larger items like French Macarons or cookies on top. If you don't have a ton of M&M's pivot by putting them in a small dish so they don't get lost in the spread. This will also help add some dimensions to the display.

  3. I always suggest working from the inside out. Start with a focal point and work around it. Depending on the look you are going for you can add in your items in a orderly fashion or go in the opposite direction and just pile stuff on. Like I said earlier, there is no right or wrong way to go about this.

  4. Lastly, add in your non-edible items. This really brings the design to the next level if you want to take some snapshots of your work.

  5. Not that we need to list this part but the very last step....enjoy the sweets! :-)


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